Jul 8, 2012 3:30pm PDT
vehicles, uav's. pilotless aircraft used mostly by the u.s. military for surveillance, reconnaissance, and killing, as in yemen recently. he here at home, law enforcement agencies, local police, are eager to utilize drones for civil surveillance. some already do. 146 commercial drones are now accessible for civil law enforcement nationwide. the number is expected to skyrocket. the the u.s. senate armed services committee called for allowing these drones to operate, quote unquote, freely and routinely in u.s. airspace. such authorization has rattled some members of congress. notably republican senator rand paul. he's introduced an act to prohibit the i don't say of drones by u.s. civilian government unless authorized by a warrant. that would put parameters on such usage. >> what i would say is that drones could be used if you have a proper warrant but that means you go through a judge, a judge has to say there's probable cause of a crime, but i don't want dreams crisscrossing our city and country snooping on americans. that's a surveillance state that i'm very concerned about and that'
Jul 29, 2012 3:30pm PDT
in april, mitt romney is visiting three countries, the uk, israel, and poland. strong u.s. allies, all. first stop the uk in london. mr. romney witnessed the opening of the summer olympic games. romney oversaw the winter games in 2002 in salt lake city, utah as president and ceo of the salt lake organizing committee. so, he was asked on wednesday whether the olympics in london looked quote unquote ready to him. >> there are a few things that were discontinue certificating the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials that obviously is not something which is encouraging. >> he also met with top british officials including uk prime minister david cameron at 10 downing street, talking middle east peace, among other topics. but the subject of the olympics seemed to prickal the prime minister, who made this statement in a press conference prior to meeting with mr. romney. >> we are holding an olympic games in one of the busiest, most active bustling cities anywhere in the world. and of course it is easier i
Jul 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is giving us an update when we can expect to see the number of power outages drop down, a little bit under 600,000. >> we've been able to reduce that number by about 100,000 since that point. the breakdown currently is about 59,000, 190,000 in montgomery county and another 190,000 in prince george. crews are working around the clock. the restoration time provided is 11:00 p.m. on friday, july the 6th. that will represent restoration for the vast majority of our customers. so at least 90% of those customers will have their service restored by friday evening. for those customers that we feel will stretch into the weekend we will be providing restoration times wednesday evening. each time that we are able to make progress and we go out in the field and do the damage assessment and do the restoration activities, we will be able to provide a more definite restoration time for our customers. we've continued to seek additional resources from other utilities. as you know, this event took place, started out in the midwest pea came across the mid atlantic. at one point there about 3.8 million custom
Jul 21, 2012 7:30pm EDT
sketched a gloomy outlook for the u.s. economy. the chairman offered no hint of further government money. here are the economic items. unemployment 8.2% last month and over 8% for the last 3 1/2 years. item, jobs growth slowed from 226,000 jobs per month, january through march, to 75,000 per month, april through june. item, the euro zone crisis which baron's weekly says should be resolved by this formula. one dollar should equal one euro. chairman bernanke chided congress for failure to act on fiscal policy. he warned that without help from congress, we would face a double dip recession with 1.25 million r jobs created next year. question, how grim is the economic news? and the economic forecast? pat buchanan? >> grim, john. and the american economy looks like it is headed into a stall. as does the european. and look what we've done to try to get it moving. over four years, and the fed has tripled the money supply, refinanced the banks, and zero interest rates, and we've got the stimulus package, and, what, four straight trillion dollar deficits to pump it up, and it is still not moving.
Jul 14, 2012 7:30pm EDT
at the end. >> what about that eleanor? >> i think romney gets street creds for going. by using the term obama care he must have known that that would be seen as a sign of disrespect sew did get the bays and he did get a standing ovation. i think they treated him poo lately. that doesn't mean they are going to vote for him but he gets what he wanted out of this event. he can showcase the bays to his base, and he looks brave for going. i had some democrats what were so envious of what he did, they're suggesting that president obama address the mormon tabernacle choir now. >> first, i think it's -- what eleanor said was close to this conspiracy theory that got put out last week that romney went in, used the word obama care to upset the crowd swee get booed. i don't think -- so he would get booed. i think it's ridiculous so say he was intentionally getting booed. >> really. >> the dccc, the democratic congressional campaign committee is sending out i heart obama care stickers. i found 5 mentions on their website. it's not a provocative term. it's not a slur. it certainly i would think take
Jul 1, 2012 3:30pm PDT
to you by at&t. issue o obamacare scores. individual mandate upheld, so ruled the u.s. supreme court on thursday. the individual mandate is the core provision of president obama's overhaul of the healthcare system. the mandate requires that americans must buy health insurance. if they do not, they must pay a tax penalty. in a 5-4 decision with chief justice john roberts writing the majority opinion the court reasoned that congress has the right to impose taxes, and the health mandate can be construed as a tax. quote, because the constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness, unquote, so wrote chief justice john roberts. >> question. 26 states have sued the federal government over the healthcare law called the affordable care act. how will this ruling go over with those states and the american people at large in those states? pat buchanan. >> overall, i don't think it's going to go over very well, but john roberts has just given barack obama a signal victory, and he may have given barack obama a second term as president of the